It is another launching of another drinking hole on the Batu Ferringghi beach front in the recent months. This time it is Penang’s very own Hard Rock Hotel’s turn to fire up the night life at this otherwise not so “happening” beach front after the sunsets. Batu Ferringghi used to be one of the most happening places on the Penang Island, stretching from the now closed Teluk Bahang’s Mutiara Hotel to Tanjong Bungah’s Orchid-Copothone, it was filled with discos and lounges.
On the 19th of May 2012, Hard Roock Hotel Penang launched their very own Sand Bar with much funfair with the support from Jagermeiter, Carlsberg and Redbull. The Sand Bar was created with the idea of offering an alternative and very casual place where one can kick off their shoes, feel the sand between the toes, have some cool drinks, listen to some good music and watch sport matches or just chill-out on the beach and let the day go by.
The Sand Bar is located just next to their Pizzeria, a stone throw away from the pools and less than 10 steps from the Batu Ferringghi beach front. The bar serves chilled Carlsberg beer from the tap, cold Jagermeister shots, vodka, rum, cocktails, mock-tails and more that are sure to quench thy thirst. Pizza and light snacks are also served when hunger calls for satisfaction. During the launch party, guests we served free rounds of drinks and samplers of their light snacks and pizzas from 7:00pm to 9:00pm non-stop. Service for the night was by the lovely girls in bikinis brought in by the principal for Jagermeister and Carlsberg and the waiting crew from Hard Rock Hotel. Service was prompt, I especially remember the two ladies from Carlsberg who were quick and attentive.There were other fellow bloggers present for the launch, each bloggers were chaperon and their needs taken care of by individually allotted marketing staffs from hotel.
The climax of the night was the symbolic launch of the Sand bar by their GM, John Primmer. Nothing elaborate or fancy just a “Jagermeister Bom”, where shot glasses filled with the 35% strong alcohol were placed on top of glasses half full of Redbull tonics, which were then pushed into the later through what they call the domino effect. The concoction had a sweet to a slight dry taste that seemed to also went down well with the ladies. We were thought the right way to enjoy the Jagermeister & Redbull drink as to maximise the layers of pleasure to our sense of taste.The highlights of the night was the live music strummed out the Bongga Bongga band, energetic dances by Danzity and the hotel staffs, mood charging party music spun out by Australian deejay, DJ Lkuk and beach games. It was full of fun fair and merry making through out the night.
For reservations please contact the follow:
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia
Main Line: +604 8811 711
Sand Bar Business Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily
Happy Hours: 6:00pm to 8:00pm.